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“outstanding”

State College Diner
Ranked #183 of 245 Restaurants in State College
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed March 12, 2014

waitresses that were NOT 3 years older than Moses' babysitter, great service and the food was really good and prepared as we requested

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Reviewed December 20, 2013

My husband and I ate there for lunch. I ordered the roast beef sandwich with mashed potatoes.. Roast beef is suppose to be brown,,,my order was white..tasted like cornstarch paste.
HIs loaded fries were so greasy, he only ate 3 fries before pushing his plate away.
Nice looking from outside, but not inside- the place could use an air purifying system,
smoky air.

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2  Thank Dori1146
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

We have eaten at this restaurant a few times, and it seems to get worse as time goes on. Very "bare bones" atmosphere...food taste is average...prices though reflect this. Bathrooms are a nightmare! Opening new I-Hop Restaurant almost next door...will try there next visit.

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Reviewed October 27, 2013

At first glance the State College Diner looked typical for diners that I have been to.

The menu was adequate and lighting was bright and pleasant.

The waitress wasn't familiar with what the vegetable would be and had to verify...no problem but after the choice of vegetable was provided to the server, it was not served. Two of the selections from persons in my party had bacon in the item description but the selections came without bacon. A side was not served as ordered and one meal was so poorly prepared that it was not able to be consumed. The drinks were not promptly refilled, a lemon wedge in one of the drinks was visibly dirty, and the bill was delivered before dessert was even suggested. On a positive note: the shrimp Bisque soup was quite good.

A large man roamed the floor with his arms crossed...if he is the manager then he should have been part of the team and helped the staff instead of making a dining experience uncomfortable. A good manager will "pick up the slack" by delivering orders, helping with orders, refilling drinks and making sure that everyone is being taken care of.

The bathroom was not as clean as it should have been and in need up updating and maintenance.

No one in my party was happy with the quality of food or service...we won't go back.

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1  Thank WRDavis
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Went there for breakfast the morning after the Penn State/Michigan game. Already a line out the door by 9AM. We were seated quickly, and served fast as well. The food was hot, done correctly, and was good, but not great. But for a decent breakfast with no frills, this is what you would expect. I would recommend it for breakfast.

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Thank MikeGSyr
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